Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...

Doug Drown
Tue Jun 19 15:10:25 EDT 2007

<<I got an FM converter sometime in the 1980s, after WCRB left the AM
I got mine around 1970 or '71, mostly because I wanted to be able to hear
WCRB up on the North Shore, where I went to college, and on the ride back
home to Ashburnham.   The reception was good.  I still had the converter
when I moved to the Athol area a few years later, and listened to WCRB
regularly up there.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <>
To: "Doug Drown" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...

> On 19 Jun 2007 Doug Drown wrote:
> > Back in the late '60s, a few AM rockers were simulcasting on FM for at
> > least part of the day ---WBZ and WHYN come to mind particularly.  I
> > thought that was cool, because the signals were so much clearer.  I
> > realized that radio would never be the same when some FM stations,
> > like WVBF (nee WKOX-FM), began employing Top 40 formats in the early-
> > to -mid-70's.
> At UMass Amherst, I think it was because of the FM signal that WHYN
> was a popular station for many of us.  WBZ came in reasonably well in
> the daytime, but not at night.  That left WHYN or distant and
> unreliable AM stations -- probably WKBW and WPTR.
> > How many of us had FM converters in our cars?  I used mine from around
> > 1970, when I first bought it in Mass., until 1979 when I purchased my
> > first brand-new car here in Maine.  Audiovox was the brand.  It worked
> > really well.
> I got an FM converter sometime in the 1980s, after WCRB left the AM
> dial.  It was a Realistic from Radio Shack.   I had a 1970 Dodge Dart
> at the time.  My next car, my parents' 1977 Oldsmobile, had an AM-FM
> radio.  But since it was a mid-1970s American car, some of the
> strangest things came apart!
> -- 
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                   617.367.0468
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